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U.S. Marine Corps: BTN.com Leaders of Week 8

Every Saturday night during the Big Ten football season, BTN.com posts its “U.S. Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week.” The feature is designed to honor some of the top individual Big Ten performances. Check out our Week 7 stars in this post. Jeremy Gallon, WR, Michigan. Gallon had one of the most memorable individual performances in Big Ten history. The Wolverines’ senior wideout had 14 catches for 369 yards and two touchdowns. His 369 receiving yards is both a school and Big Ten record. Gallon was 36 yards shy of breaking the all-time receiving yards record in a single game,

Watch Week 8 Big Ten football highlights

Looking for Week 8 highlights, stats and game stories? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Catch up on all the day’s best highlights and get caught up on all the stats and action from a wild Saturday in this post. Wisconsin 56, Illinois 32 RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY (AP) Melvin Gordon rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 25 Wisconsin to a 56-32 rout of Illinois on Saturday. Gordon topped 1,000 yards for the season on a 13-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that put the Badgers (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) up 42-17. He

Live Blog: Track Week 8 Big Ten action

We live blogged throughout Week 8 Big Ten action:. Wisconsin 56, Illinois 32; Michigan 63, Indiana 47; Ohio State 34, Iowa 24; Minnesota 20, Northwestern 17; Michigan State 14, Purdue 0. Jump on in and get all the best highlights, tweets and photos from an entertaining Saturday. Use these links to catch up on all the action. [ PREVIEWS | SCOREBOARD | CONNECT | WEATHER | BTN2GO | GAMEFINDER | VIDEO ]

Week in Review: Looking ahead to five B1G games

It’s time to get you ready for this weekend’s Big Ten football action. Here is a rundown of all five games on Saturday and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the big weekend ahead. BTN will carry three games on Saturday. Michigan State vs. Purdue will kick off our coverage at noon E.T, followed by Michigan vs. Indiana at 3:30 p.m. and Illinois vs. Wisconsin at 8 p.m. All three games will also be available on BTN2Go. Let’s dive into the good stuff here. GAMEDAY LINKS: LIVE SCOREBOARD | BTN CONNECT | BTN2GO | STANDINGS | POLLS

B1G Clicks: Tracking today's Big Ten trends

Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including this incredible video on the making of the 2013-14 Michigan State men’s basketball poster. Like what you see? We do this every weekday. Visit our Clicks archive. Here are Friday’s B1G Clicks: Our take: This. is. awesome. Chris Borland — yes, Chris Borland — will likely be the #Badgers' long-distance kicker vs. Illinois http://t.co/Ioqn520Vsu — Bucky's 5th Quarter (@B5Q) October 18, 2013 Our take: Is there anything

Four Downs: Predictions, facts & more

It’s that time of the week, time for four predictions, four thoughts, four truths, four jockstrap games and four factoids. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for Four Downs. Are you ready for it? Here we go! 4 PREDICTIONS 1. After a lackluster effort at Wisconsin last Saturday, Northwestern is going to come out motivated vs. Minnesota. Don’t read too much into the consecutive losses for the Wildcats. They got beat by arguably the two best teams in Ohio State and Wisconsin. No shame in that. It’s time for NU to get back on track—with or without dinged up

Football report cards: How will season play out?

Before the second half of the season starts, let’s take a snapshot of the Big Ten at the halfway mark. Following is my team-by-team report card with award winners for each squad as well as projected won-loss totals, among other juicy tidbits. Where do you agree? Were do you think I’m wrong? Is your team going to be eligible for a bowl? Have a look at my assessments, watch the top ten plays from last week in the video in this post, and then let’s move forward with Saturday’s games. And don’t forget our Week 8 predictions, my Week 8

Friday links: Meyer hands out OSU report card

Happy Football Friday! Let’s not waste any time, OK? Let’s dig right into some of the Big Ten news that’s making ripples from Lincoln to State College—and all points in between. This caught my attention: Urban Meyer offers a midterm report card for his 6-0 team. There obviously are many areas that get good marks. The areas of concern? “The alarming areas are pass defense, our return game has not been what we thought it would be and we still have to improve the intermediate and short passing game,” Meyer said.” Speaking of Ohio State, Braxton Miller says he wasn’t

Best of Week 8: Will we see an upset Saturday?

After first looking at the menu for Week 8, you may be inclined to rake leaves this Saturday. But, don’t. I have a funny feeling we could have an upset. Besides, there aren’t enough leaves on the ground to rake just yet. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s Week 8 Big Ten previews ] BEST GAME: Iowa at Ohio State. This clash is the closest thing to a “best game.” The Hawkeyes travel to Ohio State. Good thing Iowa will be coming off a bye, as it likely will need the extra prep time. It’s worth noting that Iowa has lost

Week 8: We predict all five Big Ten games

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners. Halfway through the season, Bardo, Merriman and Yarina are tied for the top spot, at 49-10. Big Ten fans are one game off the pace. [ MORE: Week 8 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Bowl Projections ] Stephen Bardo (@stephenbardo) Season record: 49-10 Week 8 picks: Michigan State 31, Purdue 10; Northwestern 35, Minnesota 21; Michigan 41,